Dr. Carver has a PhD in Sociology from Queen's University and MA in Psychology from Carleton University and does intersectional research, focusing on health and aging within a social justice framework. The overarching question that guides Dr. Carver's research is 'what are the factors that impact well-being in older age?' This has led Dr. Carver to explore the impacts of technology on privacy, autonomy and well-being as well as the effects of the human-animal bond on health and well-being and whether social robots, including robopets, can reproduce the same effects. Issues concerning wild, abandoned and feral domestic non-human animal populations are also areas of concern. Dr. Carver has taught at Queen's University since 2015 and was a Post Doctoral Fellow with the SSHRC-funded Ageing + Communication + Technologies (ACT) from July 2017 to June 2019.